Briceburg Fire near Yosemite National Park continues to grow


BRICEBURG, California (KSEE/KGPE) – Authorities said firefighters worked through the night to remove fuels between the constructed containment lines and the main body of the fire.

Firefighters will continue to work towards containment today. 

The fire has consumed 3,600 acres and is only 10% contained.

Mandatory Evacuations: Areas that are currently under a mandatory evacuation include: Addresses on Hwy.140 between Octagon Rd. and Colorado Rd., Bug Hostel, All of Buffalo Gulch Rd. and Briceburg Campground.

Evacuation Advisory: This is NOT an Evacuation Order. This is an advisement only of a potential Evacuation Order should conditions change.  Colorado Rd. from Hwy 140 to Davis Rd. All of Davis Rd. Hwy 140 from Colorado Rd. to Midpines Market Ponderosa Way including all side roads: Deer Park, Leichtlin Ln., Feliciana Mountain Rd.  Rancheria Creek Rd. Rumley Mine Rd.

The Valley Air District Officials issued a potential health concern due to smoke of the Briceburg Fire starting to hover over the Valley.

Mariposa County Unified School District announced Tuesday that students in the Midpines area who are unable to attend class at El Portal Elementary and Yosemite Park High School due to Highway 140’s closure will be given the opportunity to attend a supervised independent study program in Mariposa or pick up independent study packets to complete them at home.

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